London Entertainment Resort: All Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Spark, 8th Oct 2012.

  1. Fredward

    Fredward TowersStreet Member

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    I'm on the side it'll never happen,

    If this doesn't happen who will be more disappointed? Diogo or Sam? And if it does happen who will be happy to be wrong?

    Therefore, the cynical view is often the best view on a product as big.as this, 18 months of planning permission? A lot can go wrong, you need just one person akin.to the ropers to complain and can chain react a campaign of protest.

    I won't get excited until construction works start.
     
  2. EuroSatch

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    New UK theme park anyone? Paramount interested in UK

    But it has the advantage of being on a disused construction site, and the location on a peninsula in a mainly industrial area of the Thames Estuary removes most nimbyism
     
  3. BigAl

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    There'd have to be something wrong with you to object to this though, really! :p Who'd choose an ugly, desolate plot of emptiness over a new entertainment complex that wants to create 27000 jobs (to start with) plus building contracts, etc...? So long as they can make it successful, this whole project could be fantastic for the surrounding area and the theme park industry in the UK.
     
  4. DiogoJ42

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    The Ropers would. Most of the people in my town would. Anyone over the age of 40 (forum members excepted ;) ) would. Anyone who owns property in the area would. Parents with children who use nearby roads would. Animal worshiping hippies would.

    They list of types of people who would complain about it is far greater than the list of those who want it.... which is pretty much just us lot.
     
  5. BigAl

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    Work hasn't started on the Paramount Park in Spain because of this...

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    Here are some photos of that site that were taken a few days ago...

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    So they're behind schedule on construction because of dust. Lots of dust. It should have started this month. It's still a little strange that there's absolutely nothing on the site, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.

    Still feeling hopeful for our park, knowing that they still want to go ahead with the one in Spain.



    Edit: But then we have the Paramount Movie Park in Korea...

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    Those two photos were taken in 2010. I can't find why everything has come to a complete stop with the project. Seems a shame and I hope these projects don't spoil it for any potential investors in our park, although it wouldn't really surprise me.

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  6. Alastair

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  7. Sam

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    And the article in question...

    Still sounds very unlikely to actually happen.
     
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    Re: New UK theme park anyone? Paramount interested in UK

    When he compares car travel with Alton towers and Tokyo Disney, that's not a brilliant comparison unless they are planning to redo the entire UK transport system!

    Problem with UK public transport is its expensive, its probably cheaper to hop in a car and pay full price then to use public transport and get half off.

    You'll have to get a significant discount for using public transport to make it worth while when driving is hassle free most part and quicker.


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    Not when the public transport is convenient like it would be in this location. People use the most convenient, and using the car is the least in that area.

    That explains the 27,000 jobs. Still, it happening? Unlikely.
     
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    Re: New UK theme park anyone? Paramount interested in UK

    This isn't in London, its Kent it'll still be quicker the drive around London then get then travel via train through it. (depending on initial location ofcourse)

    I've done both journeys and car is much easier, quicker and cheaper then getting the train through London.



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  11. Sam

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    UK public transport is so appalling (mostly due to privatisation) that's it's nearly always cheaper to drive anywhere. However well serviced the park is by public transport, if things stay the same as they are now, it'll be cheaper to drive there. :)
     
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    The public transport around the area is actually quite good, and depending what route you can take, it can be quite quick!

    For instance, the nearest station to the site is Swanscombe. I took the train last month from London Bridge to Swanscombe and it took me 45 minutes on the slow train. The fast train it takes about 30 minutes to reach Swanscombe station, which is less than the time it takes to go from Waterloo to Staines if you're travelling to Thorpe. The Site is nearly literally up the road from Swanscombe station which is about as easy as walking from Chessington South Station to CWOA.

    An alternative route to the park is taking the High Speed train to Ebbsfleet International from St Pancras, this takes about only 20 minutes or even less than that. It shows that getting there can be quick!

    Yes I do agree that travelling by car is cheaper than travelling by train to this area, However this is 2012 where it happens to be. what if in 2018 where travelling by Train becomes cheaper and easier? and travelling by car becomes more expensive? Just having a thought

    =)
     
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    Transport to that particular location is a piece of ****. Even if you travelled through london - most people would only need to get one tube transfer (if that). It'd be the easiest park to get to by public transport - better than Chessington which has an extremely good regular bus and train service.
     
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    From Screamscape:
    The article mentioned above:
    *fingers still crossed* :p
     
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    By appointing someone like that it does show how serious they are about it, and that can only be seen as a good thing!

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    I have every faith in this going ahead now with the required funding now that Chris Townsend has been announced. He did a fantastic job for the Olympics and I'm pretty sure he can replicate that here, although I think this will be a harder job for him.

    The bit that catches my eye most is:

    If that works out it would mean I could get there in around three hours using public transport, which is just shy of what it takes me to get to towers! Exciting times ahead ;D
     
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    A little bit of news relating to the park:

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    Sounds like they are still very serious about the park. Damn spiders though! :p

    :)
     
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    There seems to be a jinx when it comes to building a new UK theme park no matter how crazy they may sound, and in this case, it's spiders...christ o' mighty. ::)

    Oh well, hope they can get those spiders out off the way and get things back on track for this park. :/
     
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    "Yes, that theme park does look fun, and it will generate a large amount of money for the local economy. But there's this colony of spiders you see. Spiders that are pretty much the same as every other kind of spider in England. And as far as I know everyone loves spiders, and would defiantly prefer spiders to a theme park. So i'm afraid that theme park ain't happening..."

    People like that make me lose faith in humanity...
     
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  20. DiogoJ42

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    See, if these spiders had been found somewhere that wasn't about to be turned in to a theme park, such as near a school, people would be crying for them to be exterminated. Napalmed to a crisp. Wiped off the evolutionary map once and for all. But because something is going to be built there, suddenly they need saving? Words fail me.
    I know I've said from the start that I doubt this project will ever be allowed to happen, but I never expected something as pathetic as this!

    One of the reasons we moved out of our last flat was because of a spider invasion when bulldozers moved in to the wasteland next door to turn it in to a park. I've never seen such huge invertibrates outside a zoo. Seriously, the first time I saw one on my carpet I thought it was a mouse (and when I realised that I could count not only it's legs, but also it's eyes from ten feet away, I screamed like a girl)... that's how big they were!

    It took about half a can of bug spray to kill one of them. Even in it's dead, shrivled state, it was massive. I took the deviders from my model tool box and measured it's fangs. They were 6mm long O.O

    If you've ever had the experience of being barely awake in the morning, naked and exposed, and not noticing one of these buggers sitting on your towel until said towel is inches from your face... Then you will share my opinion that anything with more than four legs is evil and must be wiped out!
     
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